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Why Are You So Keen On Portability?

If you ever needed a reason to break out of your current programer shell and learn a new language. Check out this quote from Bjarne Stroustrup the creator of C++.

Successful software is long-lived; life-spans of decades are not uncommon. A good application/program often outlives the hardware it was designed for, the operating system it was written for, the data base system it initially used, etc. Often, a good piece of software outlives the companies that supplied the basic technologies used to build it. — Bjarne Stroustrup

One response to “Why Are You So Keen On Portability?

  1. Mark Simpson July 27, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Unfortunately sometimes a bad piece of software lives a for a long time too.

    A great quote and a real good reason to write software carefully and for the long run.

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